“It’s our time to have wage equal­ity once and for all, and equal rights for women in the United States of Amer­ica.”

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− Pa­tri­cia Ar­quette dur­ing her ac­cep­tance speech for the Best Sup­port­ing Actress for her role in Boy­hood at the Academy Awards on 22 Fe­bru­ary. Re­search by the World Eco­nomic Fo­rum shows Amer­i­can women earn about 66% what their male coun­ter­parts earn, rank­ing the coun­try 65th out of 142 coun­tries on equal pay. In South Africa, which ranked 83rd, the ra­tio falls to 62%.

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